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Archive for January, 2013

Fall in Crime Statistics ‘may be exaggerated’

January 25th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
400,000 less crimes were reported over the last five years than that has been reported in crime survey of more than 40,000 households throughout England and Wales. The Office for National ...

A Call to Make Some Legal Highs Available for Sale

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A cross-party group of peers has called for some ‘legal highs’ to be made readily available for sale under strictly regulated conditions. The panel said that criminal sanctions did not ...

Prisons Set to Close as Super Prison Project Begins

January 10th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Six prisons throughout England are set to close as the government tries to save £63m-a-year. The six prisons that are to close are Bullwood Hall in Essex, Canterbury, Gloucester, Kingston in ...

‘Rehabilitation revolution’ unveiled

January 9th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Under newly revealed reforms, prisoners who have been sentenced to less than 12 months imprisonment will be forced to undertake a period of rehabilitation upon release. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has ...

Benefit Cap Goes to Vote

January 8th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Controversial government plans to put a 1% cap on annual rises in working-age benefits and some tax credits until 2016 are being put to vote. The government have said ...

Record Number of Repeat Offenders With Warnings

January 7th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
More than 26,000 repeat offenders have been given a verbal warning or caution during the first 6 months of 2012. Ministry of Justice figures show that 91,475 adult offenders were given ...

New Child Benefits Changes in Force

January 7th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
As of today, approximately 1.1 million parents earning more than £50,000 a year can expect to see their benefits substantially reduced or completely cut. However families that have a ...

Sharp Rise in Social Media Crimes

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Perhaps it’s not a surprise that there has been a rise in social media crimes as the UK, and the world, embraces outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Figures released under ...

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